TV 'Law & Order: SVU' Scores Brooke Shields for Recurring Role By Jennifer Drysdale 11:54 AM PDT, August 11, 2017 Getty Images Brooke Shields is heading to Law & Order: SVU! The 52-year-old actress has nabbed a recurring role on season 19 of the NBC series, ET confirms. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. EXCLUSIVE: 'Law & Order: SVU' Finale First Look! You Don't Want to Mess With Olivia Benson“I play a very different character from any I have ever played,” Shields said in a statement. “I'm excited to stir the SVU pot a bit.” Though specific details on her role are being kept under wraps, Shields' character is expected to shake things up for Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay).Also joining SVU's newest season is Philip Winchester, who will join the series full-time midseason, reprising his Chicago Justice role, attorney Peter Stone.ET caught up with Chris Meloni in April, who revealed whether or not he'd consider returning to the series after his season 12 departure. EXCLUSIVE: The Impact and Legacy of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ 400 Episodes Later"I have always said I would be open to it," he shared. "[The] circumstances have to be right, that is all." See more in the video below. Law & Order: SVU returns Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Reporting by Philiana Ng.EXCLUSIVE: Chris Meloni on Why He and Mariska Hargitay Post Selfies Together This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.